This Sunday is Mother’s Day here in Australia, and shopping centres are ablaze with pink. Pink is a colour that is very much associated with mothers and all they represent; loving, kind, generous and sensitive to the needs of others. It is a delicate color that relates to all things sweet, nice, playful, cute, romantic, charming, feminine, and tender. It is associated with bubble gum, flowers, babies, little girls, cotton candy, and sweetness. It is the color of universal love and in colour psychology it is a sign of hope as shown by the pink ribbons worn to support breast cancer .
Pink represents compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing; everything in my eyes that a mum is. My mum passed away nearly 20 years ago and I still miss her, particularly when I am sick and emotionally vulnerable. My mum taught me many things in life, except how to get through life without her, that I had to figure out on my own. To all the mums out there, I salute you, Mothers Day or not, for a mother’s love is the fuel that enables her family to do the impossible. May your Mother’s Day be filled with as much joy and happiness as you have brought to your kid’s lives.
“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”
I believe in the words of Audrey Hepburn.
On an interesting note, in Japan the colour pink has a masculine association, the annual spring blooming of the pink blossom cherry trees ( the Sakura) said to represent the young Japanese warriors who fell in battle in the prime of life ( the Samurai).